For one thousand years the kingdomn has ruled the world in nearly the same, Mildly oppressive way. Nobody could challenge their power. At least, not anyway that was considered worth it.
But as intellectuals meet in secret and build new machines, this has changed. The invention of gunpowder, steam engines, and the printing press, a revolution has organized, and victory seems within its grasp. Meanwhile, a cult of necromancers is working to ressurrect their deity, Nihilus, and destroy the world.
Gunpowder weapons are most common amongst the revolution. However, mideval warriors such as knights and samurai and archers are fairly common, particularly amongst the kingdom. Magic also exists.
The development of the world has been guided by the gods. These gods are Apollo, Poseidon, Zeus, Aries, hades, Athena, Demeter, Nihilus. Each god, save for Apollo and Nihilus, were tasked with creating on of the races of this world.
The gods themselves worship an entity called Corona. Like how the gods built the World, Corona built the heavens. He has existed for eternity, and watched entire universes rise and fall. He gave the gods their purposes when he created them. However, the god Nihilus has decided that they could construct a better world without coronas instructions, so he plans on resetting the world.
The humans: humans were created by Athena to represent a balance between all the other races.
The Myr: created by Posiden to inhabit the oceans. They resemble Zoras
The elves: created by Demeter to inhabit the forests. Some of them are able to cause plants to
Grow in seconds.
The angels: created by Zues. They are able To fly and inhabit a floating city (don't worry, this one is completely inter dimensional tear free). They are predisposed to lightning powers.
The anemio: ice spirits created by hades. When a soul dies but is unable to live for any real amount of time (if it died in the womb or as an infant) Hades sends it back into the physical world the next winter so it will be allowed to have a real chance at life. This is something he only offers /once/, so if an anemio dies, well, into the afterlife for it.
The saurians: the saurians are reptile people who live near volcanos. They resemble sixth pure bloods but with tails. They are predisposed towards fire abilities. They were created by Aries.
The Kingdom: the kingdom is a feudal society with a caste system. They force all the races to provide them with tribute. The people in society or more or less considered the property of nobility, who promise fealty to the crown. They are not evil per say, they merely believe that people are bred for a purpose, and that every individual must serve the collective.
The revolution: private corporations have decided that the kingdom is a threat to their interests, what with the kingdom confiscating private property and assigning people jobs for them. So, they organized a rebellion. They are more advanced than the kingdom, but their training and numbers is..well, it's very poor. They are able to build steam punk automations and hand out firearms to their soldiers. They are attempting to create a constitutional republic, they think it will be easier to run their businesses that way.
The cult: attempting to allow Nihilus to enter the physical world is a difficult task. They believe the world is beyond salvage, and like Nihilus, they want it reset. They work in secret doing various evil cultist rituals involving kittens and ponies.
Archetype: essentially, what kind of character you're going for, like a knight or a spartan or a samurai.
Weapons/magic/equipment: if you're a Mage, this would be what element(s) you use.
Main weapon: this is the weapon type that defines your characters combat ability. It'll be the most upgraded weapon you have.
Here's my CS:
Weapons: bamboo rifle, spike dagger, stone tomahawk, Throwing knives
Main weapon: Rifles
Personality: Lawful Good, He's very idealistic and principled, he avoids breaking his own rules at all costs. He believes that, like all things, the kingdom should have to follow the 'law'. He believes that, because it has not done so, it needs to be replaced with one that does.
Bio: Born into a farming caste. Like everyone in the kingdom, he was raised to do what his parents do. However, the kingdom began to tax his food without any pay. Eventually, they decided that a road should be where the farm was, and so they burned the farm down without compensation (to be fair; they were kind enough to warn them before doing so and making sure there was nobody on the property). Lewis was forced to move into factory work for the Franklin Corporation. When the managers heard about his past with the kingdom, he was recommended for recruitment into the revolutionary army (which is funded by Franklin Corporation). He accepted.
2 roles I'd like someone else to take:
-A leader for the kingdom squad
-A romantic interest for my char (specifically, a non-human female revolutionary)
Also, some ideas that I'd like players to use for archetypes:
-Anything else you can think of